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The nutty professor II: The Klumps

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The Klumps are back!

Loveable Sherman Klump (Eddie Murphy) thought he had seen the last of his alter ego but Buddy Love (Eddie Murphy) is back and trying to make it on his own.

Having done his best to keep Buddy buried in his subconscious, the portly and painfully shy professor is horrified to find him resurfacing in untimely outbursts and threatening his marriage plans to colleague Denise Gains (Janet Jackson). Utilising Denise's cutting edge DNA research, Sherman decides to rid himself of his monstrous nemesis - and his disruptive outbursts - once and for all by extracting Buddy's DNA from his system.

But Buddy will not go quietly. He bursts full-bodied into Sherman's world and lays claim to the professor's astounding invention - a revolutionary youth serum. The serum can temporarily turn back time, shave decades off one's appearance and restore vitality, making it a hugely lucrative property that everyone's clamouring for. Desperate to keep it from Buddy, Sherman hides the serum in the Klump family home, thinking it will be safe. But Buddy finally locates the lucrative Youth juice and steals away. And so begins a race against time, as Sherman battles to reclaim his formula, restore order to his family and marry the woman he loves... before all hell breaks loose.

Persons of interest

  • Eddie Murphy .... Professor Sherman Klump, Buddy Love, Cletus "Papa" Klump, Young Cletus Klump, Anna Pearl "Mama" Jensen Klump, Ida Mae "Granny" Jensen, Ernie Klump Sr, Lance Perkins
  • Janet Jackson .... Professor Denise Gaines
  • Larry Miller .... Dean Richmond
  • John Ales .... Jason
  • Richard Gant .... Mr Gaines
  • Anna Maria Horsford .... Mrs Gaines
  • Melinda McGraw .... Leanne Guilford
  • Jamal Mixon .... Ernie Klump Jr.
  • Gabriel Williams .... Isaac
  • Earl Boen .... Dr Knoll
  • Nikki Cox .... Ms. Stamos
  • Freda Payne .... Claudine
  • Sylvester Jenkins .... Old Willie
  • Wanda Sykes .... Chantal
  • Jerry Lewis .... Creator
  • Bill Richmond .... Screenwriter
  • Peter Segal .... Director

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Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Ed-die! Ed-die!

Taking a strange idea to its extreme, Eddie slaps on the latex and has some fun. I didn't see The nutty professor so this whole deal of the Klump family hanging out slanging each other is new to me. It seems like a semi-reasonable excuse for a bunch of fat and fart jokes (like anyone needs an excuse for the latter) with a "serious" contrast in re the love relationship between Sherman and Denise. Ha, ha, ha. Actually, I would like to see Jerry Lewis's original version just to find out what Hollywood's done to it.

Meanwhile, I keep recalling Big Momma's house, which I saw first. It did the romance thing a lot better than The Klumps even though it's a rip-off of the latter. Martin Lawrence, the poor man's Eddie Murphy, has caught onto a good thing in taking Eddie's more successful films and doing them over. That way he gets a guaranteed audience and a guaranteed product. It's a better way to make loads of money than being a lawyer (but what isn't?).

The nutty professor II: The Klumps is a fun piece of Eddie humour. The edges have been rounded off from his Raw days but he's still a pretty funny guy. Get into it.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Disc: Single side, dual layer
  • Picture: Widescreen (16:9 enhanced)
  • Languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian
  • Subtitles: English, French, Arabic, Portuguese
  • Audio commentary with Peter
  • 25-minute Making of documentary
  • Extended scene - The restaurant
  • Deleted scene - The house fantasy
  • Out-takes
  • Music video - Doesn't really matter by Janet Jackson
  • Storyboards and final feature comparison
  • Production notes
  • Conversation with director and producer featurette
  • Make-up application featurette
  • Talent profiles
  • Movie trailer
  • Picture disc

Security censorship classification

M (Sexual references)

Surveillance time

103 minutes (1:43 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

VHS rental: 11 April 2001

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